The discovery of the six-million-year old elephant skull in Shuitangba, Zhaotong City in China pushed back the species’ history by one million years. The fossil suggests that the species originated somewhere in Yunnan Province.

6 Million-Year-Old Skull Of Elephant Found In China

2015-11-09 - Zhaotong, China.

An Sinomastodon praeintermedius skull fossil, dating back to six million years, was discovered in Shuitangba in Zhaotong City in China. The recent discovery suggests the species originated somewhere in the Yunnan province or in nearby areas.

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The recent discovery of a giant mastodon fossil site in northeastern Yunnan may provide science with a better understanding of the evolution of modern mammals, and possibly insight into the origin of humans.

Mastodon fossil found in Yunnan may shed light on the evolution of mammals

2009-11-05 - Zhaotong, China.

A team of more than 10 Chinese and foreign archeologists have been examining the mastodon fossil site in Zhaotong prefecture, which consists of at least three complete skeletons, according to a Dushi Shibao report. One of the fossilized tusks found at the site is 2.6 meters long and weighs more than 150 kilograms. The fossil was discovered by local farmers who were digging up brown coal.

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